Remembrance 2022

Remembrance 2022

We visited with Mom and Dad for while and I glued a red poppy to their headstone. It won’t be there that long but for a while. That is enough. Then we went to visit Andrew Dalgliesh and his wife Ann Sinclair. They were the parents of  Kate who married Will...
Remembrance Day 2021

Remembrance Day 2021

Today is Remembrance Day and I have been thinking about Mom and Dad. Every year in our house while growing up Remembrance Day was close to a religious holiday for my Dad. He seldom talked about the War and when he did it was usually about the good times: the parties,...

WLM

William (Bill) Lloyd Marr Bill Marr is gone now. We knew the end was near for him but it was still a shock. For Ann and I, it will probably remain so. We had our parents for over 70 years. They shaped our lives, supported us, guided us, and they were always there. We...
Remembrance 2016

Remembrance 2016

The Langley Cenotaph Remembrance Day 2016 Well, Grandpa is 99 now and getting very frail. He has been in Langley Lodge for a few months and it has worked out really well. He is now more active than he was at home and he has actually been gaining strength. He has his...

1945

1945 As the new year dawned S/L Bower, who had now taken over the diarist duties from F/O D. J. G. (Red) Wilkes, indulged in a bit of reminiscing about the old: It has been one of the most eventful (years) in our history, taking the squadron from practically non-op in...